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Scientific Name: Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae
Common Name: Yellowhead Characin, Yellowhead Tetra, Yellow-banded moenkhausia
Adult Size: 3 inches
Lifespan: 3 - 5 years
Habitat: South America, Brazil, River Basin areas
Aquarium Size: 30 gallons (this is a schooling fish and should be kept in groups of 5 or more)
Ideal Water Conditions:
Temperament: A very peaceful tetra that needs to be in a school of 5 or more.
Diet / Foods: Should eat most common aquarium foods. Flakes, frozen, freeze dried and may nibble at some aquarium plants.
Breeding: They will scatter their eggs on the substrate. The adults may eat the eggs.
Gender: May be able to tell a difference in males and females when the female gets "fatter" or fuller.
Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart